Fall is a great time to target some of the largest predators swimming in Alaska’s lakes and rivers: northern pike and lake trout. Cooling water temperatures trigger predictable changes that make these fish easy to find – and easy to catch. With help from LIVETARGET lures, some of the biggest and most aggressive fish of the year are well within your reach.
LIVETARGET – the fishing industry’s undisputed leader in Match-The-Hatch® realism – leverages a highly refined research and development process to precisely replicate the profiles, anatomical features, color patterns, and actions of Nature’s extensive forage library. By translating advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, and materials science into artisan-quality hard and soft baits, LIVETARGET delivers the most lifelike lures that anglers have ever cast – and that fish have ever seen.
Trophy-caliber northern pike spend the warm summer months suspended in deep water, browsing on a nearly endless buffet of soft-finned forage species. However, as days shorten and surface temperatures drop, pike move into weed and wood cover in shallow bays to feast on schools of fall-spawning baitfish. The LIVETARGET Yellow Perch Jerkbait is a terrific first option for targeting fall pike. Diving to depths of 1 to 2 feet, the Yellow Perch Jerkbait swims seductively above subsurface cover on the retrieve and suspends enticingly on the pause. Capitalizing on the northern pike’s well-known tendencies to cannibalize their own kind, the LIVETARGET Juvenile Pike Swimbait enjoys a hard-earned reputation for eliciting impulsive pike attacks. Factory rigged with twin extra strong double hooks to maximize hook-up ratios and enhance balance during the retrieve, the Juvenile Pike Swimbait is designed to trigger and land the largest predators lurking in the shallows.
Lake trout are true denizens of the deep. Greedily consuming burbot, whitefish, and smaller trout in the inky depths during the warm summer months, lakers shift their attention to shallow reefs and rocks during the fall to complete their annual spawning rituals. Large aggregations of supercharged trout exhibit aggressive feeding tendencies, with strikes expertly triggered by a pair of LIVETARGET lures. Excellent for both casting and trolling, the Erratic Shiner unites craftsmanship with advanced, tech-savvy production to create the first-ever anatomically precise spoon. The Erratic Shiner’s life-like Inner-Core provides a pulsating vibrant flash, while its durable Exo-Skin produces an erratic wide-wobbling, darting effect that evokes an injured baitfish. The LIVETARGET Golden Shiner Rattlebait is an outstanding choice for triggering rock-oriented fall lakers. Perfect for vertical jigging presentations or for long casts and retrieves, the Golden Shiner Rattlebait features perfectly balanced internal construction and a loud harmonic rattle that beckons lake trout to take notice and attack.
Outstanding opportunities for trophy pike and lake trout are waiting on our doorsteps. Untap the true potential of fall fishing with help from LIVETARGET lures.
Mustad has led the global hook market since 1877. Mustad’s mission is to create a comprehensive multi-brand company that leads the fishing tackle industry while focusing on innovation, employee and customer satisfaction, and sustainability. With the addition of TUF-Line and LIVETARGET, Mustad continues to solidify its position as a complete sports fishing brand family.